Saturday, October 15, 2011
Iran's Acts of War
Investor's Business Daily correctly calls Iran's attempt at murdering an ambassador on American soil and act of war:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that the plot "crosses a line." We shall see. In the past our only reaction has been to draw another line. Iran has declared war, and unless we are prepared to secure our borders and act as if Iran has indeed crossed a line, the next plot may involve a dirty bomb rendering a major American city uninhabitable.Regarding the drawing of new lines, the folks at IBD not only aren't whistling Dixie, they're more right than they probably realize.
"These are acts of war," Pete Hoekstra, an intelligence expert and former GOP congressman, said of this latest plot and other Iranian actions, "and they need to be viewed and treated as such." [bold added]
"[Children] also need to understand human virtues such as courage, reason, and strength of character and what can happen when someone exercises his own judgment in the face of opposition." -- Charlotte Cushman, in "Save Western Civilization: Defend Christopher Columbus" at The American Thinker
"For everyone, gay or straight, it's not necessarily the case that their final choice of partner can meet every single need they have." -- Michael Hurd, in "Look for Integrity First" at DrHurd.com
"Many of the world's most successful investors have endured losing streaks." -- Jonathan Hoenig, in "Getting Back in the Game" at Smart Money
"The anti-capitalists, environmentalists, and anarchists we see amid the 'Occupy Wall Street' rabble polluting Wall Street in recent weeks -- most of them core supporters of Obama -- don't mention that as a Senator and presidential candidate in 2008 Obama voted for TARP." -- Richard Salsman, in "TARP After Three Years: It Made Things Worse, Not Better" at Forbes
"Let us mourn the loss of Steve Jobs–but let us also use this as an opportunity to look in the mirror and question whether we have treated Jobs and others like him as they deserve." -- Yaron Brook and Don Watkins, in "What We Owe Steve Jobs" at Forbes
From the Vault
Members of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement would do well to consider how the whole premise of "occupation" would apply to their own lives, were total strangers inevitably to decide to "occupy", say, their own homes without permission. Four years ago today, I posted about a house that was "occupied" by some barbarians who were just literate enough to glean details of a party off the Internet.
Private property is a right that enables individuals to live and enjoy their lives. It astounds me that anyone could be so self-centered or foolish as to apparently not realize that their actions condone and invite real thugs to commit crimes against themselves and those they care about.
The Brain as an Imaginary Friend
The Oatmeal does it again! This may well be my new favorite.